Weeping Persian Ironwood
Parrotia persica 'Pendula'

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Parrotia (par-ROT-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pendula
Additional cultivar information:(Kew Form)

Category:

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pensacola, Florida

Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Youngstown, Ohio

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 30, 2006, Butch388 from Youngstown, OH wrote:

I think that it is one of the top trees I collect! The leaves are shiny and cut-leaf. The fall color is a combination of reds and oranges and purple!!! Never have to water it and it doesn't seem to require any special attention. I just ordered the weeping form and the columar form of Parotia. Can't wait to plant them, John Willis